Grahamstown – To pave the way for a society enchanted by the endless possibilities of science, and to bridge the gap between scientists and the general public, National Science Week will be upon us from Monday 30 July until Saturday 4 August 2012.
Plascon is marking its support of Science Week by hosting the Paint Your World Science Café as part of the Scifest Africa National Science Week programme in Grahamstown. The programme includes public lectures and workshops, Quiz Nite, a poster competition and a fun walk/run, among other activities and events.
Plascon is committed to supporting education; particularly science education. Last year, Plascon sponsored paint for the Dialogue in Dark interactive exhibition at the Sci-Bono centre in Newtown, Johannesburg, and has an ongoing sponsorship relationship with the Cape Town Science Centre, having provided over R450 000 worth of paint and coatings products for the Centre. In particular, Plascon used the opportunity to showcase a specialized industrial flooring solution called Plascon Plascoguard Gehopon to revitalize what was once an old factory warehouse and is now a safe, clean and positive space for children.
“Education is important and science is an important part of the education of young South Africans. The Cape Town Science Centre has played an important role in teaching millions of people about the basic principles of science. We felt it was important and that is why we came on board,” says Plascon’s CSI Manager, Patrick Seager.
Plascon will commit a further R50 000 to further upgrading the Cape Town Science Centre later in 2012. But for now, our country’s National Science Week is in the company’s orbit. Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology and the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA).